Sports

Being recognized for your accomplishments is one of the greatest feelings in the world. Recently a forward for Edina High School’s hockey team was recognized for his skills.

Braemar Arena and Field—famous for hosting popular events from Hornet hockey games to figure skating shows—features a wall devoted to hockey and figure skating history with a large mural.

Many schools and sports teams boast an iconic mascot. The University of Minnesota has Goldy, the Minnesota Twins have T.C. Bear and Edina has its hornet.

If our landscape is indicative of our interests, then there’s no doubt Edina is home to some of the most avid golfers.

First century poet Martial made one of the earliest references to synchronized swimming. He described a group of women performing acrobatics in a flooded Coliseum delighting Roman elite.

No one can deny the fun of sports or our fascination with competition. Matt Lindberg of Edina can attest to this. “My mom basically made me play every sport imaginable,” Matt says. “Soccer just sort of stuck with me.”

Edina Junior Legion Post 471 (U17) team kept the wins and hard work rolling through another successful season of tournament play in 2017.
As if juggling work as a partner with a high-profile Edina law firm and family life isn’t time consuming enough, Rich Ruohonen battles to keep one more ball aloft (or stone on the she
The players are ready. The stands are packed. And Braemar Arena pulses with excitement.

Sitting in his office on a bright Thursday morning in May, new Gophers head football coach P.J. Fleck has already been awake for hours. No coffee necessary—just his unmatchable energy and the tunes of country star Kelsea Balerini blaring in the background. 

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